You call, we haul: Army Reserve watercraft operators
The large tug MG Henry Knox begins towing the barge derrick out to the open ocean during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West July 17, 2018. Large tugs can operate for up to 30 days at sea performing tow operations, salvage and recovery operations, and a firefighting service.
July 30, 2018 - “We haul big stuff.” The massive 200-foot barge derrick crane behind CW3 Thomas Heald, from the 467th Transportation Company, backs up his statement. Capable of lifting nearly 130 tons at 175 feet with an 80-foot crane, this crane grants Army Reserve watercraft units an unprecedented ability to haul cargo, conduct salvage operations, clear port channels and berths, and removing obstacles.

War games mean serious work for the Army Reserve
Army Reserve Soldiers from the 3rd Transportation Battalion (Expeditionary) simulate training scenarios for watercraft units in the field during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West July 17, 2018. Big LOTS West demonstrates the flexibility and capability Army Reserve watercraft units have in discharging troops, vehicles and materiel through austere ports, ship-to-ship and over beaches.
July 27, 2018 - Army Reserve Soldiers under the 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) conducted war games to simulate how they would move large amounts of cargo and supplies during a deployed environment. War games are essential for command elements to maintain situational awareness and to rehearse combat scenarios as closely as possible during Big Logistics-Over-the-Shore West, July 17, 2018.

U.S. Army Reserve harbormasters play huge role in Big LOTS West 18
U.S. Army Spc. Orlando Ortiz, Spc. Albert Hepburn, Staff Sgt. Josue Vazquez and Pvt. Jesus Rivera (left to right) prepare to load vehicles onto the U.S. Army Vessel Malvern Hill LCU 2025 during Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West 2018, July 11. Big LOTS West 18 is an annual Army Reserve, multi-echelon functional exercise designed for transportation units and sustainment commands to hone their expertise in port operations. More than 780 Soldiers are participating in three training locations: Port Hueneme, California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tacoma, Washington.
July 23, 2018 - Nearly 800 Soldiers from 13 units are participating in Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West (BLW) 2018 throughout Port Hueneme, California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and here July 1-24.

Watercraft operators: What it takes to command the sea
Army Reserve Soldiers load the first of six vehicles onto the U.S. Army Vessel Malvern Hill LCU 2025 during Big Logistics Over-the-Shore West 2018 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 11. Big LOTS West 18 is an annual Army Reserve, multi-echelon functional exercise designed for transportation units and sustainment commands to hone their expertise in port operations. U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers operate 27 of the total Army’s 105 watercraft in its fleet.
July 19, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve offers a wide variety of career fields ranging from logistical support to human resources. However, with so many jobs to choose from some military occupational specialties can sometimes be overlooked by potential recruits. One such specialty is watercraft operator.

643rd RSG gets back to the basics
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Ryan Goulding, company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 643rd Regional Support Group, conducts an after action review with his Soldiers following a command post exercise in Whitehall, Ohio, July 14, 2018. The training was conducted in preparation for a combat support training exercise at Camp Ripley, Minn., next month.  Training in basic warrior tasks and battle drills allows Soldiers to be prepared for real-world situations which are exceedingly diverse and complex. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Clevon Wright)
July 17, 2018 - Soldiers in the 643rd Regional Support Group Headquarters got back to the basics during a command post exercise July 13-15, 2018, in preparation for the future missions before them.

Major General Steven W. Ainsworth
Commanding General
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Command Sergeant Major Richard R. Anderson
Command Sergeant Major
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